September here in Llandovery and Myddfai, is pretty special. Not least those views; everything is changing colour and the evenings are getting darker. There’s plenty to do this month, so here’s some of what’s on in Llandovery for you to enjoy in September.
Waterfall Walk – Brecon Beacons National Park
The autumn here is often the best time to take this incredible walk. Rain (yes, we are grateful to be getting some as I write this) makes the waterfalls more impressive than ever. Many of our September and October guests tell us this was an experience they want to repeat. The walk is beautiful, but challenging. Walking behind a waterfall and through others, you’re going to get wet, so bring plenty of waterproofs for this one.
The Sheep Festival 17th and 18th September
The Llandovery Sheep Festival is now in its 11th year and this year, the theme is Welsh Myth and Legend. This event is about much more than sheep. In their own words ‘More than just sheep… a weekend celebration of rural crafts, food and entertainment‘. There are always great stalls, food, people to meet and learn from and – of course – some rare breeds of sheep.
You can take a look at the full programme, which includes performing Arts, Food Theatre and children’s activities. There are specialist speakers both days, with all sessions free to attend. To top off both days, the music stage will be open and there is a fabulous line up of local talent. The music includes Blue Grass, Country, Jazz and Blues.
This year you can even book to take part in a craft workshop, from felting to herbal medicine. You can learn to knit like a Viking or try out Cyanotype printing. You can book places in advance via the website.
Friday Night at The Bluebell
We’ve always found the standard of live music in Llandovery to be exceptional. And The Bluebell hosts live music every Friday night. September’s line up looks superb, and many of our guests tell us a Friday night here has been a highlight of their stay. The Bluebell was a key sponsor of the first PRIDE here in Llandovery this year, and they continue to be a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQ+ visitors.
Gwenffrwd-Dinas – nature reserve
Around ten miles from Llandovery, this RSPB nature reserve is stunning all year. Autumn brings exceptional beauty, as the wetlands and ancient woodland here change for the season. The birdlife is amazing and visitors often report seeing birds they have never seen before. The trail is pretty steep in some areas. A wonderful way to spend an autumn afternoon and a must-visit for any birdwatchers visiting the area.
If you’re planning to stay with un in September, at The Charcoal Hut, you’ll be glad for the extra blankets and hot water bottles we add for autumn. The hut is super-insulated and we’re often told how cosy guests find it. Marshmallows round the fire-pit watching the stars are a favourite in September too.
Check availability for your autumn getaway today. We look forward to welcoming you soon.